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IJTCS is looking for researchers interested in helping on the volunteer Advisory Board. Reviewers are expected to write reviews in a timely, responsibly and constructive manner. IJTCS would appreciate reviewers who insightfully, accurately and fairly review manuscripts towards realization of scientific quality as one of the most important objectives of IJTCS.

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About Journal
International Journal of Tourism, Culture and Spirituality (IJTCS) is an international double blind peer reviewed quarterly publication which publish high quality papers on Tourism within the dimensions of Culture and Spirituality. IJTCS is an open access publication, The following manuscript format can be published in the journal: Original article, short communication (brief report or brief communication), review article, systematic review and meta-analysis, Letter to editor, commentary and editorial.

Financial Policies
Article Processing Charges
As University of Science and Culture has supported all of the publishing costs of IJTCS, article processing charge and any other publication fees in the journal are free for authors.

Subscription Fee
IJTCS has published as an open access electronic journal, so there is no subscription fee for audiences. 

Open Access Policies
IJTCS is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0). Licensees may copy, distribute, display and make derivative works only if they cite the original published SES article.

Publication Policies
IJTCS is following of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws.


1. On the Effect of Religious Tourism on Spiritual Health and Culture

Sayedmahdi Rahmati; Mojtaba Rajabi

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2022, Pages 1-15

  Pilgrimage can be considered as one of the oldest manifestations of religious tourism history and it is coupled with the formation of religions among human beings. On the one hand, the shrines of the religious personalities enjoy a special place in religious convergence, and on the other hand, it is ...  Read More

2. Evaluation of Effective Factors on Creating Social Bond in Religious Tourists Using the Services of Recreational-Sports Complexes in Mashhad

Mehdi Karoubi; Vahid Saat chian; Sahar PirJamadi; Ahmad Mahmoudi; Saman Mehri

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2022, Pages 17-35

  The study aims to evaluate the effective factors on creating a social bond in religious tourists using the services of recreational-sports complexes in Mashhad. The research method was quantitative with a structural equation model approach. The statistical population of the study was religious tourists ...  Read More

3. The role of emotional intelligence of service providers in the travel process: With emphasis on sustainable tourism and human spiritual needs (Case study: Tour service providers in Iran)

Mahnaz Doosti-Irani; Nader Jafari H.

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2022

  The present study tries to analyze the role of emotional intelligence of service providers in the trip process (before, during and after) with a different view of sustainable tourism (from the perspective of tourist satisfaction) and emphasis on the human spiritual needs, to pave the way for further ...  Read More

4. The effect of tourists' memories on Tourist purchasing behavior: An approach to spiritual tourism (Case Study: Tourists in Mashhad)

Omid Behboodi; Masoomeh Arabshahi; Marziyeh Pashaee

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2022

  The growing and accelerated growth of the tourism industry has led many scholars to call the twentieth century a century of tourism. The tourism industry is one of the most important phenomena of the present century in the world. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of commemorative ...  Read More

5. The Role of Women’s Creativity in the Development of Intangible Cultural Heritage with Creative Tourism Approach (Case Study: Uraman Region)

Masoumeh momeni; Sayed Saeed Hashemi; Mohammad Hossein Imani Khoshkhoo; mansoor ghanian

Volume 5, Issue 2 , March 2022

  Nowadays, creativity has become a strategy in tourism development; cities and regions that want to increase their attractiveness to the creative class must support creative industries. Intangible cultural heritage (ICH), as a unique advantage in the tourism industry, provides global competitiveness for ...  Read More

1. Tourism and Spirituality: An Evolving Relationship

Richard Sharpley

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2016, , Pages 8-24

  A connection has long existed between tourism and spirituality. More specifically, travel for spiritual purposes has for centuries been a popular manifestation of human mobility. Pilgrimage and other spiritually-motivated travel is widely considered to be one of the earliest forms of tourism and nowadays, ...  Read More

2. Components of Spirituality in Creative Tourism

Ali Hasani; Mehrnoosh Bastenegar

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2016, , Pages 67-90

  Spirituality is a universal and human phenomenon which is not restricted to any religions or religious groups. In fact, spiritual experiences are thought of as special human experiences which give meaning to life. Such enlightening experiences make man connect to a higher being. Therefore, spiritual ...  Read More

3. The Spirituality of Green Travel and Tourism

Azilah Kasim

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2016, , Pages 116-124

  In todays’ world of climate change and increasing pollution, the concept of green travel and tourism has been proposed as a possible mitigating solution. However, the pace with which tourists embrace this new concept is slow. It can be argued that the reluctance to embrace is linked to the inability ...  Read More

4. Planning for Sustainable Tourism: An Alternative Paradigm

Larry Dwyer

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2016, , Pages 28-43

  This paper highlights key characteristics of the current mindset identified as responsible for increasing costs (private and public) associated with tourism industry expansion globally. It then identifies common elements of an alternative paradigm, contrasting its features with those of the established ...  Read More

5. Entrepreneurship as a Tool for Presenting Authentic Experiences through Spiritual Tourism Development

Teimour Marjani; Afsaneh Pourjam

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2016, , Pages 100-115

  Although today it is common to categorize spiritual tourism separately as a type of tourism, spirituality can be found at the heart of any travel. What might be taken as granted is that the tourist is going to add something to his/her self and, in this respect, some degree of spirituality can be sought ...  Read More

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